Letters: Thanks, Cyndy, for your dedication

Thursday, October 2, 2014

On behalf of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, past presidents and current Board of Directors, we would like to recognize and say a “Thank You” to Cyndy Burgess for all of the years that she was the chairperson for the Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks. Cyndy did an outstanding job and brought so much to the success of the event year after year with the help of many volunteers as well … 0

Letters: Enthusiasm and high spirits

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: The recent Downton Abbey Tea fundraiser at Union Congregational Church was a great success, and that was possible only through the hard work of scores of volunteers. Thank you! Thanks as well to the many folks from throughout the community and beyond who attended. We were thrilled to see so many wonderful period costumes. And whether you came in costume … 0

Letters: Hospital Auxiliary, bakers, thank you

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: As the new CEO at Monadnock Community Hospital and a new resident of the town of Hancock, I experienced Old Home Days and the generosity of the people of Hancock for the first time! Monadnock Community Hospital is a state of the art facility, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the support we receive from events like the Hancock … 0

Viewpoint: Negative ads based on fear

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I find negative campaigning to be a fascinating topic and look forward to its arriving in the mail and appearing on television political ads. They are interesting, in a bad sort of way, as a form of vicious propaganda. Negative ads make me reflective on how they were … 0

Letters: Community pride shows through

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Thank you all who made the Peterborough 275th celebration the success it was. I don’t know about you, but I am recuperating from the weekend celebration. The total celebration was so broad and varied in scope, that it took me a day to sort things … 0

Letters: Vote for David Bedard

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Residents of Greenfield, Bennington and Hancock in Hillsborough District 3: This November, I am voting for David Bedard. For a decade, I have known David as a Hancock neighbor, a colleague of a financial services company, a manufacturing company owner, a friend and a mentor … 0

Letters: Your conservative vote is crucial

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: The political ads are now peppered with distorted statements about a candidate’s position, usually on a single social issue. This narrow, erroneous focus leads would-be voters to debate and ultimately make their decisions based on lesser differences while completely ignoring the greater and most consequential … 0


Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor, Democrat ads claim Scott Brown favors oil companies who are raking in “record profits.” Anyone who understands economics knows today’s oil companies are struggling to compete worldwide and earning slim profits. Dem ads ignore the fact that Ms. Shaheen votes nearly 100 percent of the … 0

Letters: Give them your support

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Recently we saw on the news that New Hampshire has the highest rate of breast cancer in the nation. Many of you probably know someone who has breast cancer and is fighting the fight. As I go through my own fight, I have had amazing … 0

Letters: McNamara gets right things done

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Richard McNamara, a candidate for House District Hillsborough 38, deserves the support of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript readers on election day. Here’s just one example of why I say this: We installed solar panels on our roof, only to discover that New Hampshire’s laws created the … 0

Letters: ‘She talk with forked tongue’

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Marilinda Garcia’s opponent in the primaries, Gary Lambert, accused her of wanting amnesty for illegal aliens. She called him a liar. When pressed in the Manchester TV Channel 9 primary debates, she said illegal aliens should have a path to citizenship. In other words, another … 0

Viewpoint: Samuel Smith, ‘founder’ of Peterborough

Friday, October 17, 2014

It is fitting that on the occasion of the 275th anniversary of the founding of Peterborough, recognition be given to those who laid the foundations of the town’s civic life, economy and architecture. Prime among the early citizens … 0

Viewpoint: The Making of a hero

Monday, October 20, 2014

They say in China — at least according to our tour guide Jason — that in order to become a great hero, you must first climb the Great Wall. I probably don’t look like much of a hero. … 0